Summer Company is a program of the government of Ontario that helps young people between 15 and 29 years old start and run their own summer business by providing funding, advice and services. The province’s Small Business Enterprise Centres and selected non-profit organizations in your community deliver the program.
If you’re accepted into the program, you’ll receive:
- an award of up to $3,000
- a first payment of up to $1,500 for start-up costs
- a second payment of up to $1,500 once you’ve successfully completed the program
- hands-on coaching
- mentoring from business leaders in your community and from your program provider
You also get to keep any profits generated through the operation of your business.